April 16, 2012
Integro Establishes Carolinas Presence and Hires Healthcare Services Leader
New York, NY (April 16, 2012) Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro today announced its expansion into the Carolinas, and the hiring of Cherif Hafez to lead the Carolinas operations from a base in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Mr. Hafez, who joins as managing principal, brings 24 years experience and compelling service value to clients with sophisticated risk profiles and complex risk programs.
Mr. Hafez's focus has been serving large health care organizations and Fortune 1000 and equivalent firms. He earned high standing for bringing innovative risk solutions to North Carolina health care clients utilizing alternative design structures, developing highly-customized coverage forms, negotiating domestic and off-shore placements with leading underwriting facilities, and contributing to the ongoing success of client programs at Aon and Willis.
Previously, Mr. Hafez also served in a claim management leadership role with national insurer Wausau Insurance Companies. He is a repeat recipient of Risk & Insurance's National Power Broker award, and has been asked to speak on industry topics.
"We are thrilled to have Cherif join Integro's Healthcare practice," said Ruth Kilduff, national Healthcare practice leader. "His work ethic, culture of client commitment, creativity and innovation reflect what our Healthcare practice is about."
Mr. Hafez earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an MBA from Marquette University.
"I am extraordinarily pleased to join a world-class team whose core origins and culture underscore and celebrate doing business the right way; Integro does so in a manner that genuinely serves its clients, rewards its associates for both outstanding and professional performance, and earnestly remains mindful of all stakeholders," Mr. Hafez said.
Mr. Hafez will work with the entire Integro organization to serve existing clients and grow the company's aggregate presence in the Carolinas.
The Integro Carolinas office is located at 600 Market Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
Mr. Hafez can be reached at 919-929-3555.